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Mrs. High Maintenance?

September 18th, 2016 at 02:12 pm

Before I forget, I just want to say I have really enjoyed reading everyone's lists. I feel like I have gotten more insight to my SA friends. I also appreciate the kind comments on my own list.

It's been an interesting week. I won't say it has been the most spendy, but we did wind up spending on some things I hadn't planned. DH's surgery was supposed to be outpatient and we were supposed to be home in time for lunch. Nope. I had made vegetable soup to heat up when we got home for lunch and had supper planned, but the best laid plans. I wound up buying lunch at the hospital and buying something for DH because he was starving. We did have the soup that night so it wasn't all lost and I wound up fixing the meal the next night. I had planned on having leftovers for lunch on Wednesday, but DH wasn't sure he could handle it, so we had chicken noodle soup like he did when he was a kid. I keep it on hand and buy it on sale. So I wound up freezing the stuff I was going to have and we will have it tonight for supper. It has probably evened out as far as spending.

I have had a pair of potholders for over 25 years. They are my favorites. They are just the right size and thickness. But with all the use, they are fraying and are stained. I wash them frequently, but they look kind of icky. I bought some yarn the other day at the thrift store to use for something else and had some leftover so I thought maybe I could crochet a cover for each one. I finished one last night so I'm going to try it and see if it works. If not, I'm not out much.

A friend of mine was bemoaning the fact he went to some trade show and he didn't have the money to buy all the new stuff he wanted. I have a difficult time feeling sorry for him -- he makes a bigger pension than I, but is never ever happy.

I did can two more quarts of tomato juice. Most of it came from cherry tomatoes, but I don't want anything to go to waste. The garden is really slowing down so I'm only getting a few things here and there, but feel very blessed to have all we have had.

Friday night we were watching Dateline and the gal they were interviewing who was telling the story...well, I told my husband I didn't like her. She seemed like she was basically a high maintenance gal who married the guy she eventually turned in for murdering her dad, although she said she knew it before she married him. Seems she liked living the high lifestyle and when the money ran out, she no longer wanted to have anything to do with him. DH was teasing me that I was high maintenance too...and laughed. He reminded me I get more excited about canning jars than jewelry and I buy yarn from the thrift shops to do my little projects. My purses come from thrift shops and garage sales simply because I'd like to have something different, but would like to have a little money to put in the purse once I have it. So, yep, that's me, Mrs. High Maintenance...not!

8 Responses to “Mrs. High Maintenance?”

  1. Bluebird Says:

    Your post made me laugh! I thought of you last week, maybe because you've touched on this subject before, or a similar situation...like you and your DH, my DH and I always plan our meals for the week. Several of our really good friends, with kids our kids' ages, get together at the very last minute for dinner (out or takeout at someone's house), and the last few times we've had to decline because we've bought something fresh for dinner or have prepped something the evening before. My DH is an excellent cook and we'd rather stay home and eat healthy fresh food than pay a fortune for mediocre food that is probably unhealthy. We are certainly flexible when we can be, but we've realized that some people don't plan in advance, and we can't always change our plans. We do have these friends over for dinner because we enjoy spending time with them. But the last minute plans are an issue and I feel we miss out sometimes because we have planned in advance. Just an observation and it is our choice to eat dinner at home!

  2. Bluebird Says:

    Oh, and forgot to add, a couple years ago I bought my son the old style potholder loom kits from when we were kids, and he has made me pot holders that are the perfect size and thickness, better than any store bought ones I have!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I love those old loom-style potholders. I didn't know they made the kits any more!

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm definitely hanging on to my current potholders, used a newer one our landlord gave us and it burnt!! Terrible quality.

    I think low maintenance people save more! Smile

  5. PatientSaver Says:

    I've enjoyed reading everyone's lists too

  6. Carol Says:

    You inspired me to make some tomato sauce from tomatoes I picked!

  7. rob62521 Says:

    Yay, Carol! Good for you!

    Bluebird, amazing how older things are often higher quality.

    Creditcardfree, I agree. Low maintenance folks have their priorities correct.

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I hope your fix works for your potholders!

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